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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the cvs packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Updated cvs packages that fix a client vulnerability that could be
exploited by a malicious server are now available.
[Updated Apr 19 2004]
The description text has been updated to include CVE-2004-0405 which was
also fixed but not mentioned when this advisory was first released. There
has been no change to the packages associated with this advisory.
CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code
Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in CVS clients where rcs diff files can
create files with absolute pathnames. A possible hacker could create a fake
malicious CVS server that would cause arbitrary files to be created or
overwritten when a victim connects to it. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0180 to
Derek Price discovered a vulnerability whereby a CVS pserver could be
abused by a malicious client to view the contents of certain files outside
of the CVS root directory using relative pathnames containing "../". The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0405 to this issue.
Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch correcting this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-153.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
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